The Nashville Symphony Show House has been called a “paradigm of original architecture, quality craftsmanship and innovative design” and “a visual masterpiece” by the region’s top bloggers and style reporters. Such accolades are the result of months of hard work and vision by the Show House’s distinguished team of design and building professionals.
Alan Looney, President, Castle Homes
Castle Homes Founder/President Alan Looney has distinguished himself by building the highest quality custom home while adhering to budget and deadlines. With a foundation in cost analysis experience as an industrial engineer, Looney also has an innate ability to find the talented people and inspire teams to work together that make Castle the respected, sought-after company it is today. Under Alan’s leadership, the Castle team holds to highest standards of design, construction, project management and client service earning Looney the Southern Living Custom Home Builder Award and their Cornerstone Award for distinguished leadership. For more information, www.castlehomes.com.
Wade Weissmann, Wade Weissmann Architecture, AIA, NCARB
As the son of a German immigrant who specialized in fine and commercial art and photography, Wade fell in love with architecture and design at the tender age of six. Upon graduating high school, he immediately began pursing an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin, before completing a graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.
After spending two years in Aspen, Colorado, honing his design skills at a small, boutique architectural firm specializing in high end residential architecture, Wade returned to Wisconsin, launching the firm that, in 2005, would come to be known as Wade Weissmann Architecture.
Known both for his finely-tuned design insight as well as his warm and welcoming demeanor, Wade views every prospective project as an opportunity to create an environment in which the client can truly thrive. With every project, Wade is committed to casting a vision for his clients that allows them to not only serve as the centerpiece of the design endeavor, but to find inspiration that will heighten the experience of every activity that takes place within that space.
Wade and his staff of thirty-five professionals now lead projects throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit www.wadeweissmannarchitecture.com.
Rozanne Jackson, Rozanne Jackson Interiors for The Iron Gate
A well-appointed space should not feel decorated. Rather, it should feel like you’ve already been there many times when you first walk in. Rozanne Jackson, voted ADAC Designer of the Year, leads one of the region’s preeminent full-service design firms as well as owns and operates The Iron Gate, a favorite spot for home furnishings and gifts among local Nashvillians and celebrities alike. After founding her design business in 1994, Rozanne opened The Iron Gate in 1996 to have a retail showroom in which to showcase her design aesthetic and provide beautiful, soulful, one of a kind furnishings and gifts to satisfy any vision or desire. Interior styling and decorating by The Iron Gate are led by Rozanne Jackson and her carefully chosen team: Ginny Garrett, Interior Decorator and Katy Austin, Interior Architect. Visit www.theirongateonline.net for more information.
Mark Simmons Interiors
Mark Simmons has been creating classic interior designs in Nashville for over 20 years since he founded Mark Simmons Interiors in 1991. He along with two other designers on staff, Deb Tallent and Abby Simmons, believe that personal relationships are key to a successfully designed space that truly reflects their clients’ personality and lifestyle.
They are known for traditional design with a European flair, yet equally skilled in creating other styles, such as contemporary, eclectic and modern. Whichever style a client may prefer, the end goal remains the same, to create a classic space that will stand the test of time. This full-service firm has an exceptional office staff and team of talented artisans that ensure each project runs smoothly, which continually makes working with Mark Simmons Interiors a breeze. For more information about Mark Simmons and his team, visit www.marksimmonsinteriors.com.
Julie Couch, Julie Couch Interiors, Allied ASID
Julie was born in West Tennessee, attended the University of Tennessee, and moved to Nashville 10 years ago where she founded Julie Couch Interiors. Fortunately, the boutique design firm has grown quickly and has had the opportunity to work with dozens of clients on all types of projects, from new construction and renovation through furniture selection and interior decorating. In recent years, JCI has also embarked on small commercial projects with great success. Julie has been selected by Traditional Home magazine as one of its 10 “Rising Stars of Design in 2015.” Her work has been featured in numerous local and regional publications, including Nashville Lifestyles, NL At Home Tennessee, and numerous online blog features. In 2006, Julie was chosen to participate in the Junior League show house and in 2011, she was selected to design and decorate a home for the Home Builders Association Parade of Homes. She is a painter and shows her work in art shows, and her Nashville showroom. She is also represented by Gregg Irby Fine Art, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Julie Couch Interiors design firm and retail showroom is located in the 12th South neighborhood in Nashville. Visit www.juliecouch.com for more information about Julie Couch Interiors.
Visit the Nashville Symphony Show House daily through June 28th. Proceeds from the Nashville Symphony Show House will support the Nashville Symphony’s mission of providing great music and education programs for everyone in Middle Tennessee.
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